Northrim Bank Authors
After starting in banking in Iowa and Colorado, Marc began his Alaska banking career in 1965 in Anchorage. In 1977, he became president and CEO of First National Bank of Fairbanks, a position he held through 1985. From 1985-1987, he served as chairman and CEO of Key Bank of Alaska. Marc co-founded Northrim Bank in 1990.
Marc has served in leadership roles in business, community and statewide organizations which work toward a strong economy and prudent fiscal planning at the state level. He is currently a board director for Alaska Air Group; Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.; Commonwealth North; and the Fiscal Policy Council of Alaska.
Joe Beedle is Chairman, President and CEO of Northrim BanCorp Inc., and Chairman of its wholly owned subsidiary, Northrim Bank. He has been with Northrim Bank since May 2006.
Joe was the University of Alaska’s chief financial officer from 2000 through 2006. He served as president and chief executive officer of Goldbelt, Inc., in Juneau for six years prior to taking the university position.
Joe has more than 22 years of banking experience, including 10 in an executive lending role. Prior to joining Goldbelt, Joe was executive vice president and chief credit officer for Key Bank of Alaska, and had earlier banking experience with First Bank in Ketchikan and at National Bank of Alaska.
Joe currently serves as the president of the board of Commonwealth North. He is on the board of the Alaska Council of Economic Education and on the Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Board.
Mark Edwards was born and raised in Alaska. He is SVP, Senior Credit Underwriter and Bank Economist. He joined Northrim as a commercial loan officer in 2007. Previously he served the State of Alaska as its state economist in the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, as the director of the Office of Economic Development, where he worked on diverse issues ranging from economic development in rural Alaska to international exports, and in the Department of Revenue, focusing on developing the natural gas pipeline, petroleum tax issues and the state’s long term fiscal plan. Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in Economics and Government, and a Masters Degree with Distinguished Honors in International Business from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona.
Katie Bender joined the Northrim Bank Marketing Department in June 2013 as the Community and Public Relations Officer. A longtime Alaskan, Katie has worked in communications, marketing and fund-raising since 2005. She has a Masters of Public Administration from UAA and a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Portland.
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Scott Goldsmith has been a public policy researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 1975, and became Institute Director in 2001. Scott's primary research interests are in regional economic analysis, Alaska fiscal analysis, and energy and natural resources. Scott received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Princeton University in Economics, and his Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Scott is currently a member of the Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee and the Minerals Management Service Advisory Board. He is an advisor to the Alaska Fiscal Policy Council. Visit ISER's website at www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu.
Larry Persily is the former federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, where he managed a staff in Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, working to ensure that federal agencies are ready to handle permit applications for construction and operation of a North Slope natural gas pipeline to the Lower 48 states. Persily worked as an oil and gas aide in the Alaska Legislature and, previously, as an aide in the governor's office in Washington on oil and gas issues. He also has served as deputy commissioner at the Alaska Department of Revenue and was a journalist in Alaska for more than 20 years.
Blythe Campbell has worked in the engineering, telecommunications, energy, finance and nonprofit sectors in Alaska. In her current position with NANA Development Corporation, a $1.2 billion holding company, she is a consultant and advisor to the senior team, as well as a resource for the company’s 60 subsidiaries. She's chaired and presented at national telecommunications conferences, led marketing workshops, and been a luncheon presenter for civic and industry groups. Her feature articles have appeared in local, regional and national publications.